20 Inspiring Quotes for People with a Mental Illness

When I am too low or too high or insecure about the things that make me different in this world, the one thing that always seems to speak to me, no matter the mood, is quotes and poems. A collection of words, so elegantly put together, that they inspire those of us who can feel them the deepest, and need them the most.

The things that make us different-those are our superpowers. -Lena White

My scars tell a story. They are a reminder of the times when life tried to break me, but failed. They are markings of where the structure of my character was welded. -Steve Maraboli


Just let go. Let go of how you thought your life should be, and embrace the life that is trying to work its way into your consciousness. -Caroline Myss

I shall take my pain and turn it into beauty so blinding the stars will dim, the sun will fall, and even the heavens will weep. -Nicole Lyons


After the aching has stopped and the tears have dried up, this is where you begin again. This is where you pick yourself up off the floor, put your heart back in your chest, and dare to put one foot in front of the other. -Kayil York

It’s ok if you fall down and lose your spark. Just make sure that when you get back up, you rise as the whole damn fire. -Colette Werden


There’s no need to be perfect to inspire others. Let people get inspired by how you deal with your imperfections. -Ziad K. Abdelnour

My dark days made me strong. Or maybe I already was strong, and they made me prove it.  -Emery Lord


What matters most is how well you walk through the fire. -Charles Bukowski

Do not lose hope, please believe that there are thousands of beautiful things waiting for you. Sunshine comes to all who feel rain. -R.M. Drake


Arise in hope, my darling. Arise in beauty, dear one. You are anything but ordinary. -Kayil Crow

Never apologize for burning too brightly or collapsing into yourself every night-that is how galaxies are made. -Tyler Kent White


Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

It’s not about how we fall, the way we fall, or how hard we fall. It’s about how we get back up, it’s how we rise, and how we get back on our feet. -Kayil Crow


Normality is a paved road: It’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow. -Vincent van Gogh       

The people who consider you weak have not yet noticed the wolf hiding behind your eyes, nor the flames inside your soul. Let them think you are weak and do what wolves and fire do best. Surprise them when they least expect it. -Nikita Gill             


No matter how dark it gets, the signs will always provide you with directions of which way you need to go. Stay strong and continue down the road even if there is no light. -Zachry K Douglas

My darling, You are only human, and you are allowed to make mistakes. You are allowed to fall apart sometimes. You are allowed to hurt and feel pain too much. You are allowed to ache and get jealous. Be easy on yourself, and let yourself grow. Let yourself learn. Let yourself be. You are only human, and you are allowed to make mistakes. -Nikita Gill


Never be afraid to fall apart because its an opportunity to rebuild yourself the way you wish you had been all along. -Rae Smith

The storm that was sent to break you, is going to be the storm that God uses to make you. -Unknown


One of my favorite books this year that is filled with quotes, poetry and beautifully written content is April Green’s new book, “Bloom for Yourself II: Let go and grow.” One of my favorite quotes is:

“A note on depression: try and find a way to make every inhale taste beautiful again. (the sun will eventually find it’s way back to you.” -April Green (pg. 30)


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